Strengthen Our RC Hobby!

It has been my personal goal this year to do everything we can to help strengthen the hobby and shine a light on all things RC. Read on to find out what you can do.


Keep "Rule 336" of the FAA Modernization act INTACT

A petition was created to help keep Rule 336 intact. This is vital for our hobby and something worth taking time to do.

From the petition site (Lee Ray):

Please keep "Rule 336" of the FAA Modernization act INTACT so it will protect model aviation hobbyists. The FAA, Department of Defense, and certain members of Congress are looking to remove a current section of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that directly protects model aviation hobbyists. This protection called "Rule 336" exempts those involved in model aviation for "hobby & recreation" from serious & unnecessary regulation from the FAA. The FAA & officials claim they must do something about "drones/multi-rotor copters". However, there are hundreds of thousands of safe, CBO rule-abiding, fixed-wing R/C pilots being included. If Rule 336 is modified or removed, our hobby will be dealt a heavy blow - hobby shops will close, club memberships will drop, flying fields will disappear, and young pilots will be discouraged from the great fun of building and flying models.

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Aug 17, 2018, 02:55 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Aug 17, 2018, 05:43 PM
Pronoun trouble...
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Ditto, but we have a long way to go.

You know this world is backwards when a gentle, educational and fun pastime is under attack by the Feds.
Aug 17, 2018, 06:17 PM
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We just had a club member fly his large scale model above 1,200 feet, over a full size sailplane. The sailplane pilot reported this. This is the type of activity that, not only jeopardizes our club field, but rule 336.

We need to do more than sign patitions. We need to police ourselves. If we can't guarantee that all model pilots are as sophisticated as we'd like others to think we are,,, then we need to be active in structuring language that will control our hobby to everyone's satisfaction in the absence of 336.
Aug 17, 2018, 06:17 PM
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Signed as well.
Aug 17, 2018, 06:35 PM
"Mongo like beans"
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Signed. Federal intervention #1 costs tax dollars I do not want spent and #2 never ends in more freedom for us tax payers
Last edited by maddmatter; Aug 17, 2018 at 07:26 PM.
Aug 17, 2018, 07:19 PM
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Aug 18, 2018, 11:30 AM
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Aug 18, 2018, 01:04 PM
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80 years of safe operation should mean something. Not that I have any expectation that the federal government would use common sense or be reasonable.
Aug 18, 2018, 05:40 PM
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Needs 99,304 by September 8, -- Would need a hell of a lot more traction than an rcgroup posting to hit that, best start making rounds to all the FB & large youtube channels and even then not sure if could hit it.
Aug 18, 2018, 06:40 PM
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My mass email list has over 100,000 people on it and it's going out on Monday. Let's see what that does.
Aug 20, 2018, 09:07 PM
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Signed, Jim T. see you at Fall Nall
Aug 21, 2018, 12:15 AM
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Keeping it intact is one thing. Making sure the FAA doesn't ignore it (again) is a whole nother thing entirely.
Aug 21, 2018, 01:38 AM
Signed. We’ll pray on this one, Jim.
Last edited by Bell47G2; Sep 01, 2018 at 07:04 PM.
Aug 21, 2018, 11:20 AM
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